Understand commercial innovation, how ideas emerge and become reality, with this free online course developed with Marks & Spencer
This short free online course, which benefits from CPD accreditation, is designed for anyone interested in commercial innovation. Whether you run your own business or are a cog in a bigger wheel, work on your own or are part of a large multinational organisation, this course will help you see how you can be an agent for change and help push forward innovation. Learn how innovative ideas emerge and become reality You will see that very few innovative ideas are new; the vast majority take something that is already working and improve it. This may be a product, service or process. Those who are closest to the business often have the most innovative ideas. At the end of the course you will have a better understanding of: how to encourage and contribute to innovation in your business; how to turn ideas into reality (for the benefit of the business); the role of people in successful innovation. Explore case studies from major high street retailer, Marks & Spencer Using case studies from the University of Leeds and major high street retailer, Marks & Spencer, we connect theory and practice to demonstrate the importance of innovation in growing and sustaining a business. You will explore a range of important innovations, including the introduction of chilled foods and the development of man-made fibres. You will look at how ideas emerge and develop, and their impact not only on the business, but on how we live our lives today. Through the course you will see that innovation can take many forms and that innovation needs people and organisations with a willingness to embrace change, to wonder “‘what if’,” to challenge the status quo and most importantly to work together. Successful innovations need both determined individuals and a collaborative approach. Join this course to start your journey of innovation. What other learners say This course first ran in September 2014. Here is a small selection of comments from learners who took it: “This has been a fascinating and engaging course…interactive, great content, interesting presentation of information….well done to all involved.” “Thank you for a wonderful and thought provoking course that has made me look at my own business in a new light.” “Thank you for a well laid out journey of innovation discovery. This course has helped me improve my knowledge and more importantly how I can apply this in my day to day work environment.”
- Dan Trowsdale
FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)
Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.
Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.
FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.